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SUMMER 2017 CATALOGUE ~ LIST OF MEDALS FOR SALE [Updated 16/10/2017]
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>> 020 8482 1918
GvR MILITARY MEDAL to 163274 GNR J.DEED C.23/A.F.A.BDE.RFA
Joseph Deed; Awarded the MM LG 18/7/17 for Bravery in France.
Small edge knock. Toned NEF £270.00
QUEEN’S SUDAN MEDAL to 6130 PTE A.J.POPE 1/GREN.GDS
Alfred James Pope, born in Brighton 1876 and worked as a musician before enlisting into 1st Grenadier Guards 1896. Posted to Gibraltar 28/9/1897. To Egypt 19/7/98 and was involved in the re-conquest of the Sudan and the Nile Expedition of 1898. Present at the Battle of Omdurman 2/9/98 and the entry into Khartoum. Entitled to Khedive's Sudan Medal 1896 clasp ‘Khartoum’. Posted home 8/10/98 and awarded his 1st Good Conduct Badge 10/11/98 but forfeited this on 8/1/01. Imprisoned for being absent without leave 22/10/01. Released to duty on 19/11/01 & served in South Africa from 16/1/1902 until the end of the Boer War. Entitled QSA & 2 clasps ‘Cape Colony’ & ‘South Africa 1902’. Posted home 7/10/02, discharged to the Army Reserve 12/11/03. Married 2/4/1904 and fully discharged from the Reserve 11/11/08. Emigrated to Canada & lived in Bethesda, Ontario, trading as a mason. Enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force 6/4/15. To France 1916 & served as A/SGT in 14th CAN.INF. KIA F&F 9/4/17 during the Canadian’s famous assault on Vimy Ridge & is buried at Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus. Contacted AVF £425.00
1914 STAR to 15956 PTE F.J.GRAY G.GDS
To France 4/10/14 with 1st GREN.GUARDS VF+ £90.00
1914 TRIO to 8193 PTE G.W.BROWN C.GDS
George William Brown, born London & lived Grimsby. Joined 3rd Militia Battn, Lincoln Regt in Jan 1905 whilst working as a fireman with the Great Central Railway. Joined 2nd COLDSTREAM GUARDS in December 1908. In April 1910 he was charged with ‘Improper conduct when sentry on No.6 Post Buckingham Palace Guard in leaving his post & climbing the bank adjoining the Buckingham Palace Road’ (why??). To F&F 12/8/14. On 2/9/14 he was witnessed ‘falling out on the line of march without permission and losing his arms and equipment’ and received 4 days Field Punishment No.2. Posted to 4th COLD.GDS 18/9/14, then to a pioneer battalion 17/7/15 & finally to Royal Engineers in January 1917. Suffered a bullet wound to his left leg in early April 1918 & evacuated to Christchurch Red Cross Hospital, then spent 98 days in Woldingham Military Convalescent Hospital. With 27pp Service Papers. Toned EF £195.00
1914/15 TRIO to G-3105 SJT W.E.SEYMOUR E.KENT R.
From Canterbury, Kent. Wounded & taken POW in October 1915. Lightly contacted VF+ £100.00
1914/15 TRIO to 2547 PTE H. PEARCE R.FUS (on star); SPTS-2547 PTE H. PEARCE R.FUS (on pair) Harry Pearce, born Bourne, Lincs. To France 15/11/15 with 24th (2nd Sportsman's) Battn. Transferred to 9th Battn; KIA F&F 7/10/16 & commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. EF £180.00
1914/15 TRIO to 26976 PTE G.H.MILLETT L’POOL.R
Born Crumpsall, Manchester. To France with 12th Battn. KIA F&F 11/4/16 & is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres, close to a path leading to the preserved shelter used by the Canadian M.O. & poet, John McCrae. NEF £165.00
1914 STAR to 6377 PTE T. MOULTON 1/NORF.R
Theodore Moulton. Born Fincham & lived Downham Market, Norfolk. To France 16/8/14. Discharged 5/12/15 but apparently re-enlisted into 20th MIDDLESEX REGT with number G-41736. KIA F&F 4/1/17 & is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Polished VF £100.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 15022 PTE H.J.HALE DEVON R.
Henry John Hale, from Wokingham, Berks. To France 2/5/15 with 2nd DEVON REGT. KIA F&F 1/7/16 on First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Few minor knocks, GVF £175.00
1914/15 STAR to 15777 PTE B.T.LLOYD SOM.L.I.
Born Marylebone & lived Hampstead. To France
P8/9/15 & served in 8th Battn. DOW F&F 21/12/15 & is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. With 2 large colour photos of his CWGC Headstone, which is laid flat on the ground, as usual in this cemetery. NEF £50.00
1914/15 STAR & MEMORIAL PLAQUE to 10255 L.CPL H.BLOOM SOM.L.I. (on star); HECTOR BLOOM (on plaque)
Born Walcot, Somerset & lived in Bath. To France 21/5/15 with 6th SOM.L.I. DOW F&F 4/12/16 & is buried in Abbeville, on the Somme. With 5 colour photos of his CWGC Headstone, Cemetery & name on the Bath War Memorial etc. NEF £115.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 12627 PTE T.JONES SOM.L.I.
Born Llanerchymedd, Anglesey. To France 24/7/15 with 7th BATTN. DOW F&F 17/9/15. With research including 4pp of the Battalion War Diary for September 1915, plus 6 colour photos of his CWGC Headstone & Merville Communal Cemetery etc. Suspender pin lightly tapped. Cleaned GVF £48.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 16988 CPL F.G.BALL SOM.L.I.
Born Freckenham, Cambs. To France 6/10/15 with 8th BATTN. DOW F&F 16/2/16. With research including 5pp of the Battalion War Diary for January-February 1916, plus 5 large colour photos of his CWGC Headstone & Bailleul Communal Cemetery etc. EF £50.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 27687 PTE G.BARTER SOM.L.I.
Born Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset. Originally joined the West Somerset Yeomanry. Served in France with 1st Battn. KIA F&F 3/5/17. With 9 large colour photos of his name on the Arras Memorial & on Taunton War Memorial etc. NEF £32.00
1914/15 STAR to 2.LIEUT J.CHAPMAN K.O.SCO.BORD.
John Chapman. Lived at 68 Primrose Mansions, Batterse Park SW11. Originally a Pte in 14th London Regiment (London Scottish); Commissioned into KOSB 11/9/14. To France 12/5/15 with 1/6th battalion. Entitled to a Silver War Badge. NEF £60.00
1914/15 TRIO to 2.LIEUT W.G.KERR K.O.SCO.BORD. (on star); 2.LIEUT W.G.KERR (on pair)
William Goring Kerr. Commissioned from University of Liverpool detachment, Lancashire Fortress RE. To France 10/7/15 with 1/7th Battn. Suffered severe gunshot wounds to the neck & lower jaw 25/9/15 on First Day of the Battle of Loos. Note: Piper Laidlaw of this battalion was awarded the VC in this action. With 18pp Service Papers & a photocopied extract from the Battalion History. Two light edge bruises on BWM. Toned GVF/NEF £240.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 2.LIEUT F.ALCOCK
Frank Alcock, born Worcester 1884. Served with Gloucestershire Yeomanry 1902-5. Emigrated to Canada. Commissioned from 43rd Canadian Infantry into 1/4th GLOUC.R. Awarded the Military Cross for ITALY (MC LG 2/12/18): ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a raiding party. He led the party against the enemy trenches with great ability and determination in face of heavy fire. His fine personal example had a great effect on the party under him, and was largely responsible for the complete success of the operation.’ Note: This is a unique combination of rank, initial & surname. GVF £125.00
1914 STAR to 4602 PTE H.KING 2/E.LANC.R.
Henry King. Born Blackburn. To France 20/10/14 with 2nd Battn; Later transferred to 6th Battn. DIED MESOPOTAMIA 24/4/16 & is buried in Amara War Cemetery. GVF £100.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 15955 PTE D.BRYERS E.LANC.R.
Daniel Bryers, born at Rainford 1880. Lived Chorley & attended St George's Church. Married Ann Haydock in 1903 at St.James the Great Church, Wrightington. Enlisted in the 11th ‘ACCRINGTON PALS’ BATTN in Sept 1914. Served in ‘C’ Chorley Company & was wounded during WW1. Polished VF £100.00
VICTORY MEDAL (Dull bronze variety) to 2.LIEUT H.L.VILE (WEST RIDING REGT.)
Hubert Leslie Vile. Attested 1908 as a Sapper in 2nd Field Coy RE. Served as surveyor in North Nigeria 1912-13. To France 5/11/14. Suffered Gun Shot Wound in his left leg 13/3/15. MID LG 22/6/15; Awarded the Russian Medal of the Order of St George (Third Class) LG 25/8/15. Commissioned 2.LIEUT into 2nd W.RIDING REGT. KIA F&F 3/5/17 during the Battle of Arras & is buried in Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux. Replacement ring, GVF £120.00
Note 1: CWGC records him as VILLE.
Note 2: This is the dull bronze Type 1 variety. After some 33,000 had been issued, mainly to officers between June & Dec 1920, King George V asked the finish to be changed. Many were subsequently returned and replaced with the more familiar gilt Type 2 variety.
BWM & VICTORY MEDAL to CAPT E.P.NOBLE (SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGT)
Ernest Philip Noble, a pre-war schoolmaster living in Urmston, Manchester. Commissioned 2.Lieut 9/6/16 & served in 1/4th Pioneer Battn. Later became 55th (West Lancs) Division Education Officer & post-war his address was Thorpe House School (a boys prep school) at Gerrards Cross, Bucks. With 4pp Service Papers. EF £100.00
1914/15 TRIO to 1314 PTE R.DONALD GORD.HIGHRS (on star); LIEUT R.DONALD (on pair)
Robert Donald. To France 19/2/15. Commissioned 25/8/15 into 7th ROYAL HIGHLANDERS & served as Battalion Machine Gun Officer, attached MGC. His post-war address was Ford Cottage, Port Elphinstone, Invernurie, Aberdeenshire. GVF £175.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to CAPT E.McEVOY (OXF.& BUCKS.LIGHT INFANTRY)
One of the earliest members of the Royal Flying Corps. To France 12/8/14 as 142 Flight Sgt with No.3 Squadron RFC. Commissioned 2nd Lieut into OBLI 27/2/16 & promoted Lieut 27/8/17. Attached to RFC as Equipment Officer 1st Class then T/Capt (Technical) RAF from 1/4/18 at No.7 Stores Depot, RAF Doncaster. Note: Identified in group photo at Netheravon (see ‘A Contemptible Little Flying Corps’ by McInnes & Webb). His 1914 Star, Victory & a renamed BWM were sold by DNW in 2011. Minor official correction to ‘cE’ of his surname, NEF £90.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 2.LIEUT J.F.HEPBURN (LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGT)
John Forsyth Hepburn. Commissioned 1/8/17 from 6th DRAGOON GUARDS into 9th L.N.LANC.R. Wounded during Battle of Bapaume 21-28/3/18. Medals sent to Bridge of Dee, Castle Douglas, Kirkudbrightshire. NEF £70.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 50809 W.O.CL.2 Q.PRIDMORE NORTH’N.R.
Quibell Pridmore. Attested 1884 & entitled to Ashanti Star 1896 with 2nd WEST YORKS. Served for 21 years with the ARMY GYM STAFF, attached NORTHANTS REGT. Re-enlisted Jan 1915 & served in France 1916-19. His 1921 address was Merchiston Castle, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. Requested an increased Pension in 1944 when 79 years old. With 18pp Service Papers. NEF £70.00
1914/15 STAR & VICTORY MEDAL to 17427 CPL / SJT A.SWALLOW K.O.YORK.L.I.
Albert Swallow. Born Crigglestone, Wakefield. Served in 9th Battn. KIA F&F 1/7/16 on the First Day of the Somme. With 2 photos of his name on the Thiepval Memorial. NEF £325.00
BWM & VICTORY MEDAL to 46637 PTE T.WARBURTON MANCH.R.
Thomas Warburton. Born Winton, Lancs & lived Urmston, Lancs. Served in 12th Battn; KIA F&F 8/2/17 & is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Unusually his Medal Index Card shows an address - 79 St John’s Road, Old Trafford, Manchester - presumably that of the next of kin who received the medals. Toned NEF £75.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 2.LIEUT W.DEWAR ( DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY)
To France 23/11/15 as Pte, 15th (Glasgow Tramways) Battn, HIGH.L.I.; Commissioned 2.Lieut in Border Regt 28/8/17 but served in DURH.L.I & was awarded the MC LG 8/3/19. Later served in Gurkha Rifles. Note: MIC confirms that his full name was William Reid Dewar & reveals that his medal was officially named with his first initial only. Believed to be unique. GVF £95.00
UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to JOHN LAWRENCE HARVEY [2.LIEUT, 4th SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS]
Born Sheffield 1883 & educated at Wednesbury Grammar School. Joined Bristol Division, Royal Naval Division in August 1915. Commissioned from No.6 Officer Cadet Battalion at Balliol College, Oxford 18/12/16 as 2.LIEUT SEA.HIGHRS. To France 14/2/17 & joined 4th SEAFORTHS. KIA F&F 24/4/17 whilst leading his men into action during Battle of Arras & is buried in Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux. GVF £185.00
1914 STAR to 658 PTE R.DUNCAN 2/GORD.HIGHRS
Robert Duncan, youngest son of Mrs Duncan, 33 Spring Garden, Aberdeen. To France 7/10/14 & was entitled to the ‘Aug-Nov 1914’ Clasp. DIED F&F 7/6/15 as a German Prisoner of War. In 1920 his body was found in an unmarked grave, identified by his ID disc & he was reburied in Zantvoorde Military Cemetery, Ypres. GVF £120.00
1914/15 STAR to S-10676 PTE A.M.PHILIP GORD.HIGHRS
Angus M.Philip. To France 2/11/15. With 2 photocopied 11th GORD.HIGHRS group photos in which he is identified. Later served in ASC. EF £35.00
VICTORY MEDAL to LIEUT J.F.ADAM (ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS)
John Fraser Adam. Educated the Royal High School, Edinburgh & Edinburgh University. Pre-war teacher at High School, Stirling. Enlisted into 9th Royal Scots. Commissioned 2.Lieut 9/10/15 into 3/9th A.& S.HIGHRS. To France 7/10/16 & served with 1/6th A.& S.HIGHRS. To Italy in December 1917, then returned to France from April 1918 until March 1919. With 13pp Service Papers. NEF £55.00
UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to GEORGE EDWIN SCOTT HINDMARSH [2nd LIEUT, 23rd RIFLE BRIGADE]
Born Alnwick, Northumberland. A pre-war solicitor from Bury St Edmunds. To France 19/5/15 as 3217 Trooper, 2nd Life Guards. Commissioned 2nd LIEUT on 13/9/15 into 3/1st LONDON REGT. Transferred to RIFLE BRIGADE in Nov 1915. To India March 1916. DIED INDIA 16/6/17 of heart failure in Multan & is commemorated on Karachi War Memorial. GVF £125.00
1914/15 STAR to 2293 PTE T.A.COLES 3rd LOND.R
Theodore Alfred Coles, born Highbury 1889. Enlisted 1/9/14. To Egypt 12/9/15. Renumbered 250597. Discharged 14/6/17 due to wounds & entitled to a Silver War Badge. His Service Papers survive. GVF £35.00
1914/15 STAR to 3903 PTE W.J.READ H.A.C.
William James Read from 121 Salcott Road, Clapham. Joined the Honourable Artillery Company in 1915. To France 27/10/15; Commissioned 2.LIEUT in NORFOLK REGIMENT 19/9/16. Medals sent c/o National Bank of Egypt, London in 1920’s. NEF £60.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 3004 CPL S.SADDLETON 9th LOND.R (QUEEN VICTORIA'S RIFLES)
Sydney Saddleton, born Derby & lived in Preston, Lancashire, then Ealing. Renumbered 390678. KIA F&F 1/7/16 at Gommecourt on the First Day of the Somme, and buried in Gommecourt No.2 British Cemetery. With 4 colour photos of CWGC Headstone etc. Toned EF £185.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to 6163 PTE H.WICKENDEN 18th LOND.R (LONDON IRISH RIFLES)
Harry Wickenden. Entitled to a BWM, Victory & Silver War Badge. Service Papers survive but are not supplied [“from Canterbury. First served as 2674 in 2/4th Buffs; later served with Suffolks, 1/1st Cambs and finally 5th Northants. GSW to right shoulder, severe, permanent, 30% or 40% disability”]. Lightly polished VF+ £40.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 2133 SJT H.ASPINALL 2-LOND.R
Herbert Aspinall, lived Hammersmith. To France 6/1/15. Renumbered 230471; Awarded MM for his Bravery at Gommecourt 1/7/16 on the First Day of the Somme (MM LG 1/9/16); Awarded Bar to his MM for his Bravery at Langemarck, Ypres Salient on 16/8/17 (MM Bar LG 18/10/17); DIED HOME 15/2/19 of Influenza & is buried in Bear Road, Brighton Borough Cemetery. Obverse heavily polished FINE, reverse VF £140.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 4352 A.CPL J.ANDERSON H.A.C.(INF)
John Anderson, from Brandling Park, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Educated at Felsted School, Essex where he served in the OTC. A pre-war dental student, he was admitted into the HAC September 1915. Suffered Gun Shot Wounds in neck and back F&F 5/11/16. Attached Nigerian Regiment, West Africa Frontier Force in 18/1/18. With 4pp Service Papers. Replacement ring, otherwise GVF £40.00
BRAITHWAITE FAMILY MEDALS
BRITISH WAR MEDAL: 27540 PTE H.BRAITHWAITE G.GDS.
Served with 4th GRENADIER GUARDS. KIA F&F 30/8/17 & buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium. With photos of the cemetery & his CWGC Headstone.
Plus: VICTORY MEDAL: 34819 PTE R.H.BRAITHWAITE R.S.FUS. Served with 2nd ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS. KIA F&F 23/4/17 & buried in Bootham Cemetery, Heninel, France. Brothers from Burton, near Carnforth, Westmoreland. NEF £80.00
1914/15 STAR to LIEUT J.R.WARDEN-WOLHUTER 5th M.R.
James Robertson Warden Wolhuter, born in Orange Free State 1888 & was possibly a member of the Wolhuter Gold Mines family. Educated at Wellington High School & Maritzberg College. A pre-war Natal Civil Servant & Bank Clerk at the Standard Bank of South Africa. Served in Natal Cadet Corps 1903-06, then in Natal Field Artillery 1906-11. Served in 1st Regiment, 5th Mounted Brigade with General Botha for 11 months in ‘Free State Rebellion and German South West Africa Campaign’ 1914-15. Commissioned 2nd LIEUT into 9th EAST KENT REGT 18/1/16 (LG 20/1/16) for service in France. Relinquished commission on account of ill-health LG 14/4/17. With 2pp Service Papers. Small verdigris spots on reverse, otherwise NEF £60.00
1914/15 STAR to H.J.MARTIN B.R.C.S. & ST.J.J.
Herbert John Martin, a pre-war opticians clerk from Wood Green, Middlesex. To France April 1915 as an Orderly, British Red Cross. Then joined 5th LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE & transferred to the 3rd LONDON REGT. KIA F&F 27/8/18 & buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. With copies of his three MICs etc. EF £70.00
VICTORY MEDAL [Low number] to 19 CPL W.H.KIRK MIN.CPS.AIF
“William Henry Kirk. Enlisted October 1915 & served in the Australian Mining Corps. Returned to Australia 12/5/19” Service Papers are available online but are not supplied. Several stain spots, lightly polished VF £95.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 4519 PTE F.PRITCHARD 28th AIF
Frank Pritchard, born Wood Green; KIA F&F 3-6/11/16 & commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. With 5pp Australian Service Papers. Minor official corrections to rank, initial & name. EF £110.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 2.LIEUT A.R.HUGHES
Arthur Robert Hughes. To France 9/12/16 as 2358 PTE in the CHESHIRE YEOMANRY, subsequently 15029 & 243939 CHESHIRE REGIMENT; Commissioned 2.LIEUT into ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS 25/6/18; Later served in the ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY as LIEUT. NEF £40.00
GvR SPECIAL CONSTABULARY LONG SERVICE MEDAL with Clasp ‘THE GREAT WAR 1914-18’ to SERGT KENNETH NIXON Small stain spot on rim, GVF £25.00
EiiR CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL Bar ‘NORTHERN IRELAND’ to F/449775 PTE A.R.DEANS U.D.R. (Ulster Defence Regt) The unusual prefix indicates that this recipient was a female 'Greenfinch'. EF £200.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to ALFRED W.R.CHARLTON (Unique name)
Alfred William Rogers Charlton, from West Hartlepool. Mercantile Marine. KIA 1/2/16 when SS ‘FRANZ FISCHER’ was sunk at night by a sudden explosion whilst moored in the Thames Estuary, with the loss of the Master & 12 crew. The three survivors thought they had been bombed by a Zeppelin bomb and this was officially accepted. However, post-war research indicates it was probably a submarine torpedo attack by German UB17. See: https://thewreckoftheweek.wordpress.com/tag/franz-fischer/ Dark toned GVF £70.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to JOHN M.JONES
Note: More than one Mercantile Marine recipient with this name have index cards, including Bosun John Martin Jones, KIA 29/4/18 in the English Channel when SS ‘AUSTRALIER’ was torpedoed & sunk by UB57 whilst on voyage from Bilbao to Middlesbrough. EF £25.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to DAVID POLLOCK
Note: Two Mercantile Marine recipients with this name have index cards; one was KIA 7/2/17 when SS ‘CALIFORNIA’, on voyage from New York, was torpedoed & sunk by U-85 with the loss of 43 lives. Toned EF £25.00
VICTORY MEDAL to MID G.A.FOX RNR
Geoffrey Aldom Fox. Born circa 1899. Served as Temporary Midshipman RNR in WW1 (“from 16/8/16”). In WW2 he was a Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy. KIA 8/10/42 when SS ‘CLAN MACTAVISH’ was torpedoed & sunk off the Cape of Good Hope by U-159. Note: The ship was en route for New York, carrying 28 survivors from another vessel sunk by the same U-Boat. EF £75.00
MERCANTILE MARINE WAR MEDAL to WILLIAM WAITES (Unique name)
No documentation but apparently “Born Tunbridge Wells 1892; MMWM index card is marked ‘Deceased’ and his medal was issued to Mr W.B.Waites of 150 Windmill Street, Gravesend in 1926.” NEF £60.00
1914/15 TRIO to R.A.BRAGG 2.STD MFA (on star); R.A.BRAGG STD MFA (on pair)
Reginald Alfred Bragg. Served as a Steward on the elegant, requisitioned luxury steam yacht ‘Verona’ whilst on anti-submarine duties, lightly armed with one gun & a single depth charge. KIA 24/2/17 when HM YACHT VERONA hit a mine & sank in less than a minute off Lossiemouth. Victory officially renamed, EF £145.00
1914/15 TRIO to ENG.LT.CR H.B.MAIN RN
Harold Benjamin Main. Commissioned Engineer Sub-Lieut 1/7/04 & Promoted Engineer Lieut-Commander 1/11/14. Served on HMS Good Hope, Magnificent, Minerva, Albemarle, Canada, Sirdar & Royalist. Was present at the Battle of Jutland 31/5/16 as Eng Lt Cdr on HMS Canada & was noted for early promotion LG 15/9/16. Retired 1929. With 3pp A3 Service Papers. EF £195.00
BWM & MERCANTILE MARINE WAR MEDAL to WILLIAM ORME (Unique name)
Born at Great Crosby circa 1883. Fireman, Mercantile Marine. KIA 25-26/2/17 when S.S.’LACONIA’, a defensively armed Cunard Liner, was sunk in a night time attack by German Submarine U50 some 160 miles off the Fastnet Rock, with the loss of 12 lives. The ‘Laconia’ was the largest merchant vessel lost in February 1917, the first month of unrestricted U-Boat warfare in the Atlantic. Two US citizens were among the dead & their family issued a public telegraph to President Wilson urging the US to enter the war, whilst British propaganda likened the loss to that of the ‘Lusitania’ in 1915. Three days later the US started arming its merchant vessels. GVF £175.00
BWM & MERCANTILE MARINE WAR MEDAL to ALFRED G.GRICE (Unique name)
Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne circa 1874. Donkeyman, Mercantile Marine; KIA 20/2/18 when S.S.’WESTERGATE’ was torpedoed by German Submarine UB-80 in the English Channel, 22 miles East of Start Point, whilst on a voyage from Hartlepool to Cartagena. 24 Crew were lost including the Master. EF £140.00
GROUP OF 6 to RNVR, comprising: BWM, VICTORY (MZ.5255 C.F.GRAHAM O.TEL RNVR), 1939-45 STAR, AFRICA STAR, DEFENCE & WAR MEDAL (WW2 medals unnamed as issued). All mounted as worn. Pair lightly contacted VF, WW2 medals GVF £120.00
1914/15 STAR to F-1315 T.BOARDMAN P.O.M. RNAS
Thomas Boardman, born Wigan. Pre-war motor driver. Served as Petty Officer Mechanic with RNAS Armoured Cars at Gallipoli & was wounded 20/7/15. With 1pp Service Papers. NEF £95.00
1914/15 STAR to F-4601 W.R.HENDERSON AM.1 RNAS
No documentation but apparently “Enlisted 8/5/15; Wireless Operator” EF £55.00
BRITISH WAR MEDAL to CAPT A.A.GREENSLADE R.F.C.
Arthur Acraman Greenslade, born 1893. Educated at Willaston School, Nantwich & Marlborough College. Initially commissioned 2.Lieut into SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGT. To France 17/1/15. Promoted Captain & attached to RFC as Pilot 24/5/17. Wounded in Action F&F 22/7/17 during an artillery spotting patrol with 13th Squadron RFC. DIED HOME 28/2/41 while serving as a Volunteer with the 11th City of Bristol Battn, Home Guard & has a CWGC listing (Canford Cemetery, Bristol). Note: Two of his sons were given Acraman as second Christian name. (‘Ackaman’ on MIC) & both were killed in WW2, one in the Bristol Blitz 2/12/40, the other in N.W.Europe as Lieutenant with 81st (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Medium Regt RA 26/3/45. GVF £195.00
VICTORY MEDAL to 45107 1.AM L.H.MILES RAF
Lionel Harry Bowkett Miles, born 1898 & lived in Walthamstow, London. Enlisted in RFC 25/8/16 as Aero Engine Fitter. KIA F&F 24/9/18 during the German bombing raid on Marquise aerodrome, near Calais - one of 46 servicemen killed during this raid. With 2pp Service Papers. NEF £130.00
VICTORY MEDAL to MAJOR C.S.DANBY RAF
Cyril Stone Danby, born Lenton & lived West Bridgford, Nottingham. Commissioned into Rifle Brigade 1914 then transferred to RFC in 1915. To France 1/12/15 as pilot in 15th Squadron RFC. While flying a BE2c [No.2104] with Observer Cpl Kennedy on 8/2/16, he was engaged by 2 Fokkers & 3 Aviatiks at 7,000 feet but emerged unscathed. He later served with 113th Squadron & was awarded the Military Cross LG 1/1/17. Granted a permanent commission as Major in the RAF, LG 1/8/19, but this was cancelled in LG 2/12/19. Note: He may have been the author ‘Cyril Danby’. GVF £245.00
UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to LAWSON ELLIS ALLAN [LIEUT, RFC]
Educated Birkenhead School & Sedbergh School. Commissioned into the Westmoreland & Cumberland Yeomanry & served in France as a Signalling Officer from November 1915. Transferred to 5th Squadron RFC in late 1916 as Lieutenant & Observer. KIA F&F 26/4/17 whilst flying in a BE2g (Serial A2806) with his pilot Lieut H.B.T.Hope, artillery spotting for 57th Siege Battery RFA. They crashed behind German lines & have no known grave. A ‘Bloody April’ casualty & the 21st victory of German air-ace, Kurt Wolff. With photocopy of his head & shoulders portrait photo in uniform. With small stain spot & lightly polished VF+ £325.00
UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to THOMAS MARTIN PHILLIPS [2.LIEUT, RAF]
Born Swansea 1894. Educated at London University & was apparently a Welsh speaker. Commissioned as 2nd Lieut & Pilot, 103rd Squadron RAF. KIA F&F 18/9/18 whilst flying on a bombing raid to Harbourdin. His DH9 (Serial 5572) was hit over Lille by anti-aircraft fire, was seen to spin down from 15,000 feet and crash; his Observer/Gunner, Lieut.R.Emrys Owen, was also killed. Buried Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix. Note: This kill was also claimed by the Jasta 52 pilot, Otto Sowa. VF+ £300.00
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